Welcome to the Science Department
“A high-quality science education provides the foundations for understanding the world through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. Science has changed our lives and is vital to the world’s future prosperity, and all pupils should be taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science.” (National Curriculum, England)


Our vision

Through inspirational teaching, we will nurture our student’s curiosities, aiming to empower, educate and encourage a love of science.

In Science at Stretford High school, students will be SMART: Supported, Mindful, Ambitious, Resilient and Talented.

Meet the Science Department
The Department team consists of 18 members of staff. These are:

Mr A Mundy Head of Science
Mr D MoloneyAssistant Headteacher / Teacher of Science
Ms S JivaTeacher of Science
Mr A HamzaSTEM Co-Ordinator / Teacher of Science
Mx C SaundersTeacher of Science
Ms S McRaeTeacher of Science
Ms C Gray-PaetkauTeacher of Science
Miss M FazelTeacher of Science
Mrs J PrestonTeaching Assistant
Miss B HughesTeaching Assistant
Mr L WilliamsScience Technician
Miss R WilliamsonScience Technician


Curriculum Design

A spiral design for understanding

It’s easier for students to develop an understanding of a big idea by multiple interactions with the concepts within the idea. By connecting smaller ideas to more abstract ideas, students will be better prepared to apply these concepts when approaching an unfamiliar topic.


Exam board: AQA If your child is studying combined Science, they are completing AQA Trilogy. If they are studying Triple Science, they are completing AQA Biology, AQA Chemistry and AQA Physics.

Useful links

The AQA combined science specification can be found at:

The AQA Triple Science (Biology, Chemistry & Physics) specifications can be found at:

BBC Bitesize:

Videos to support AQA GCSE Science:

Educake (online questions / learning platform)

Seneca learning (online learning platform)

Students in Y10 & Y11 have been emailed folders containing past papers / past paper questions.